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was reluctant to have one meeting in a u.n. schedule where normally he'll have 15, because of the nearness of the campaign. >> this is the whole question of whether or not president obama should be meeting right now with the leaders who are gathered here on the world stage. he is not having any meetings at all. was this to avoid having to meet with prime minister netanyahu or president morsi of egypt? >> welt -- >> equally difficult in a political year. >> better to do nothing than something in this case. i think it had to do a little bit with morsi, didn't want to be seen -- the campaign didn't want him to be seen as meeting with the lus mim brotherhood president of egypt and not the prime minister of israel. remember he had an hour long phone conversation with netanyahu last week and they did cover ground. it's probably easier at this point not to see anyone, rather than just one prime minister or president and get everybody mad at him. >> a lot of politics in this. would you explain to me why if the president wanted to say that his schedule was too busy to meet with these world leaders,
with a different perspective than the perspective i have. >> reporter: today's u.n. speech will be the president's first international address since violence erupted across the muslim world. >> also so -- >> reporter: in bilateral meetings secretary clinton was told security of their embassy is their duty and must emphasize that nuclear weapons must be kept away. despite warnings from the u.n. he declared israel will be eliminated. the u.s. responded quickly calling that comment disgusting, offensive and outrageous. lynn? >> tracie, thanks. >>> elsewhere. missouri senate candidate todd akin again says he will stay in the race despite his controversial comment on rape last month. today is the deadline to get a court order to drop out of the race. after last month's interview, he lost most republican campaign money, but now a conservative fund-raising pac is seriously considering whether to come to akin's aid because he may have a legitimate chance to beat claire mccaskill. >>> well, newly release the numbers show the high school class of 2012 had s.a.t. reading scores that hit a four decade low.
minister tells the u.n. that the capabilityo enrich uraum must be stopped. > cious scy. nasa's rover finds evidence of an ancient stream onmars. >>> and circular sensation, new york city makes plans for the world's largest ferris wheel. good morni. those stories and mor i sthtah th is "first look" on msnbc. > an we're goi to beg mnghhe r line. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has told the united nation that's the world has until next summer to stop iran from building a nuclear weapon. the white house reacted by saying the u.s. shares israel's goal oopha happening but so far it has refused to set an ult madeyum. danielle l reports. >> reporter: from a fight over the west bank to fears over i n iran's nuclear program, benjamin netanyahu spoke under pressure before the united nations. >> reporter: just one day after iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad accused israel and the west of intimidation, netanyahu ran a new ultimatum agnst the controversial nuclear program. >> a red line should be drawn right re be- before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to m
think the president on too many occasions has deferred our foreign policy leadership to the u.n. security council, to the u.n. >> egypt now with the muslim brotherhood president, pakistan highly tumultuous. >> as you can see, it's hard to get anything from these two, aside from their now redundant talking points. and it really wouldn't matter if this was just a televised debate before one of the republican primaries. but it isn't. these two want to occupy the global stage. for the president, on the other hand, this week was fraught with political land mines as he prepared to address the u.n. and here is how he decided to address the issue of iran and its nuclear ambitions. >> so let me be clear, america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy and we believe that there is still time and space to do so, but that time is not unlimited. >> that is what international diplomacy looks like in these difficult treacherous times. but when i hear mr. romney speak about foreign affairs, i'm reminded of the words of shakespeare's mcbeth. it sounds like "a tale told by an idiot, full of
the president for what he said at the u.n. and talking about how we are in sync. our intelligence and military communities are on the same it timeline with respect to iranian nuclear development. and i think yesterday the president -- prime minister netanyahu drew a line which frankly the president has already drawn not with a cartoon and with that kind of a fdispla but the president has said point blank american policy is not a matter of containment, it is a matter of prevention. they will not have the ability to make a bomb. and the president is prepared to back that up. so, there is no gap here. and once again, mitt romney just as he did when he stepped out early in his comments on libya, inappropriately and wrong, he is once again inappropriately and wrongly characterizing the president's policy. >> john kerry, all fired up for debate preparation, have fun with that. >> thank you. >> have fun playing mitt romney and thank you so much. thanks for being with us today. >> thank you. >>> and up next here, israel's red line on iran. have we reached the point of no return? when will we? this is
news this morning. >>> the naacp is pressing the u.n. to send observers to monitor this year's elections. the civil rights group believes up to 6 million americans are being blocked from voting because of felony criminal records. >>> in spain, dozens of protesters have been injured in clashes with police. they're angry over cuts in public employee salaries, health and education as spain races to deal with massive debt. >>> in russia, this is incredible video. it shows a truck driver literally walking away from a crash with another big rig he was hurled from his cab at the moment of impact but amazingly landed right up with barely a scratch. >>> and finally, this is the deepest view of space you have ever seen. the hubble telescope has sent back a picture more than 13 billion light years in the making. it's a collage of views, more than 5,000 galaxies captured over ten years. >>> now a first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. next month, stevie wonder is among the stars performing at benefit concert for president obama in los angeles. the hollywood reporter als
is calling on the u.n. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, to resign for initially calling the attack, quote, spontaneous and not premeditated. >> she could have said it's uncertain as to exactly how it was done, it's unsure how it was done. but to rule out terrorism saying it was not a terrorist, that was wrong. she misled the people, either if it was unintentionally or done out of ignorance. in either case, she would do the right thing and step down and resign. >> yesterday the spokesman for the national intelligence director issued a statement saying they, "revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating that it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out extremists." brent colburn is the national communications director for the obama campaign. brent, good saturday to you. >> thanks for having me, craig. >> "the new york times" today has a piece. the piece is called "shifting reports on libya killings may cost obama." how concerned are you at this point about the way the white house has explained the attack on the embassy? >> sure. we
president was among the world leaders in new york this week for the annual u.n. general assembly, but what many people do not know is that after surviving seven assassination attempts, he lived in exile, for two decades, near atlanta georgia. the libyan president spoke exclusively to nbc's ann curry about the trouble his country is now facing. >> you've within living in atlanta, for many years. what made you want to leave the comfort and relative safety of staying in this life and jump into the fire, as you have? >> as much a jump into the fire didn't start now, i started in 1980, when i decide to defect from the regime and called for openly, for its downfall and its toppling, and to topple it, and i didn't leave home for good in exile. i left my home with the hope to return it. being liberated now, it's my dream and my hope to return to my hope to libya, and to die there and to be buried in libya. but at one time, i was preparing myself to die in exile. >> that's very emotional for you to think about? you thought you might die, never being able to see your country again. >> to see that ta
of u.n. ambassador susan rice because of her handling of the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi. u.s. intelligence is saying there is evidence that the attack was initially planned. initially, the administration had maintained they believed the attacks in libya were spontaneous reaction to the offensive video that rocked the middle east and beyond. could the direct sort of politicizing of the benghazi attack snowball into a full-blown october surprise for the president? what do you think? does the changing discourse about what happened in benghazi ultimately cause harm to the president? >> the thing about an october surprise is it usually has to reinforce some fundamental weakness or arguments from taking place with the president. if you think about the bin laden tape at the end of the 2004 campaign with bush and kerry, bush had been running on this fear and strength and all these issues getting the country animated on this. by the time the surprise happened, it reinforced what the people already believed. the thing that the president and this is why the bin laden assassination sor
a republican and democrat agreeing on much besides that this week. and for the worst week, it's u.n. ambassador to the united nations, susan ryce. he was either not included in some of these briefings, which would be troublesome, or just thrown under the bus when she went out on the sunday shows, explaining that this was not a planned attack, and we now know it was a terrorist attack in libya. >> do you think anything's going to happen with that, with susan rice? do you think she could potentially lose her job or no? >> i don't think she'll lose her job, but i don't think we'll be seeing her much in the upcoming months. >> molly, best and worst? >> i'll give best week to todd akin, the republican senate candidate out in missouri. the deadline passed this week for him to withdraw from the race. he was under heavy, heavy pressure from so many republicans to get out. they say they couldn't possibly win. he stuck it out, he knew they'd come around and they'd give him their money and their support when they didn't have a choice, and sure enough, that's exactly what's happening. you have a lot of rep
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